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Seraph of the End by The Legend of the Legendary Heroes' Kagami Gets TV Anime

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Jump Square manga by creator trio began in 2012

The editorial department of Shueisha's Jump Square magazine announced on Thursday that a TV anime adaptation of novelist Takaya Kagami (The Legend of the Legendary Heroes, A Dark Rabbit Has Seven Lives), manga creator Daisuke Furuya, and manga artist Yamato Yamamoto's (Kure-nai) Seraph of the End (Owari no Seraph) manga has been green-lit. The staff noted that the animation studio, the cast, and other details will be announced at a later time.

The story takes place in a world where an unknown virus has killed the entire human population except for children. Those children were then enslaved by vampires. The manga centers on Yuichiro Hyakuya, a human who dreams of becoming strong enough to kill all vampires.

Yamamoto and Kagami launched the dark fantasy series in Shueisha's Jump Square magazine in fall 2012. Shueisha is publishing the sixth volume on September 4, and new volumes have regularly ranked on Oricon's top 50 chart. Viz has licensed the manga in English for its digital Weekly Shonen Jump anthology.

Takaya Kagami's light novel series Densetsu no Yūsha no Densetsu (The Legend of the Legendary Heroes) and Itsuka Tenma no Kuro-Usagi (A Dark Rabbit Has Seven Lives) both spawned anime adaptations in 2010 and 2011, respectively. Funimation licensed and released The Legend of the Legendary Heroes in North America, while Crunchyroll streamed A Dark Rabbit Has Seven Lives in various countries as it aired in Japan.

[Via 0takomu]

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